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Paris: Bakery ‘Gas Explosion’ Left Two Dead and Dozens Hurt

Saturday morning a massive explosion killed two firefighters which caused by a “pocket of gas” in a six-store building in Paris. 47 people were injured on that blast.

Christophe Castaner the French interior minister, told journalists at the scene two firefighters and two civilians had died. The death toll figure was later revised down by the police and confirmed by the minister in a tweet.Paris public prosecutor Rémy Heitz said an investigation had been launched into the tragedy. The origin of the explosion was a “pocket of gas”. He added that the tragedy appeared to be “accidental” but that police expert would verify the exact reason for the explosion.The blast happened as Paris prepared for the rally of gilets jaunes(yellow vests) protests across the city and elsewhere in France.

> Alma Siddiqua



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